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American College of Physicians (ACP) Applauds Important Step
to Improve Patient Care
(Washington, July 8, 2015) The American College of Physicians
(ACP) today said it supports the inclusion of Advance Care Planning
codes in the just-released 2016 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed
Rule. ACP further applauds the efforts of the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services (CMS) for taking this important step to
improve care for Medicare patients with serious illness.
"The nation's physicians believe that conversations among
physicians, patients, and loved ones is the standard of care," said
Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP president of ACP. "The College
is pleased that CMS has recognized what the medical community is
doing to address the needs and requests made by patients and their
ACP believes that access to these voluntary services under
Medicare provides people an important and often timely opportunity
to establish their goals of care and preferences in the event of a
serious illness and have them documented. More specifically, these
discussions include addressing the patient's current disease state,
disease progression, available treatments, cardiopulmonary
resuscitation, life sustaining measures, life expectancy
considering the patient's age and co-morbidities, and clinical
recommendations of the treating physician, as well as reviews of
patient past medical history, medical documentation/reports, and
response(s) to previous treatments.
In May, ACP joined 65 organizations in sending a
letter to Health and Human Services Sec. Sylvia Burwell. The
letter, from a spectrum of advocacy groups representing patients,
health professionals, caregivers, and faith-based health care
systems, urged CMS to include advance care planning in the
Physician Fee Schedule. "CMS recognition of advance care planning
acknowledges that quality of care can be dramatically improved when
patients, families, and their health care professionals work
through planning for serious and often complex health care issues
together so that patients receive their preferences in care," Dr.
Riley continued. "As our population ages and medical science gives
us an increasing number of medical options to consider, advance
care planning that promotes choices for end of life care while
weighing the values and preferences of each patient is essential.
Each of us deserves this kind of care, and it should be viewed no
differently than any other type of medical care that research shows
The American College of Physicians is the
largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest
physician group in the United States. ACP members include 143,000
internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists,
and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists
who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the
diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the
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